Day: May 26, 2003

The Shape of Hunger


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“Children like Aberash will be saved only if the West mounts a major effort to help them. The U.S. has responded relatively well to the calls for assistance from Ethiopia, but I’m afraid that much more will be needed. For individuals who want to contribute, some options are listed below.” — Nicholas Kristof, NY Times

Einstein Archives Online:

“… provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and to an extensive Archival Database, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era… The site allows viewing and browsing of approx. 3,000 high-quality digitized images of Einstein’s writings, available for viewing in two sizes: a standard resolution image, as well as a high-resolution image for closer inspection.

Obsessed with knowing how you’re doing?

Call it a two-minute drill for the mind. A Palm OS application will tell users whether or not they’re sober enough to drive, attentive enough to impress a cynical corporate recruiter or responsive enough to prevail in a bloody bout of WWF Smackdown.

In fact, researchers at the National Space Biomedical Research Institute claim their new MiniCog PDA application will help people determine if they “need to eat, sleep, exercise or better focus (their) thoughts.” ‘ Wired News

‘The Truth Will Emerge’.

Is Sen. Robert Byrd the last Democrat? Here’s an excerpt from his May 21 Senate floor remarks; read the entire talk.

The American people unfortunately are used to political shading, spin and the usual chicanery they hear from public officials. They patiently tolerate it up to a point. But there is a line. It may seem to be drawn in invisible ink for a time, but eventually it will appear in dark colors, tinged with anger. When it comes to shedding American blood–when it comes to wreaking havoc on civilians, on innocent men, women and children, callous dissembling is not acceptable. Nothing is worth that kind of lie–not oil, not revenge, not re-election, not somebody’s grand pipe dream of a democratic domino theory. And mark my words, the calculated intimidation that we see so often of late by the “powers that be” will only keep the loyal opposition quiet for just so long. Because eventually, like it always does, the truth will emerge. And when it does, this house of cards, built of deceit, will fall.

The Shape of Hunger


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“Children like Aberash will be saved only if the West mounts a major effort to help them. The U.S. has responded relatively well to the calls for assistance from Ethiopia, but I’m afraid that much more will be needed. For individuals who want to contribute, some options are listed below.” — Nicholas Kristof, NY Times